Romancing the Kicker by Catherine Lane

Rated 4.25 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

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Author: Catherine Lane

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Parker Sherbourne has a talent for sports and seduction—and the body to prove it. When the High Rollers, the professional football team from Las Vegas, chase after her to be their point-after specialist, she jumps at the chance. Sure, the position is only a publicity stunt, but she has always been able to turn any situation to her advantage.

Carly Bartlett joins the Rollers as the newest athletic trainer and the only other female on the payroll. This dream job could bring the financial security her family desperately needs. The head trainer has only one warning: don’t get involved with a player. Not a problem. She doesn’t go for guys.

When Parker reaches out to Carly for treatment, sparks fly. Will Carly fall for Parker’s charms and put her own desires ahead of her family’s? Has Parker finally found the woman who’ll make her slow down and stop playing the angles?

With the macho world of football against them, can they beat the odds in this lesbian sports romance?

Additional information

Publication Date

December 2018

Formats

epub, mobi, and pdf

Length

86,000 words

Language

English

ISBNs

978-3-96324-130-7 (mobi), 978-3-96324-131-4 (epub), 978-3-96324-132-1 (pdf)

Publisher

Ylva Publishing

4 reviews for Romancing the Kicker by Catherine Lane

  1. Karola
    Rated 4 out of 5

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    ***free ARC
    To be the first woman in a football team is pretty great, but what if most of the male players won‘t accept you? Even the coach isn‘t on your side, that makes life even harder. Catherine Lane has done a good job with describing fears, doubt, trust in someone else and the will to show everyone you‘re worth the chance to play. I liked that book very much.

  2. Betty Harmon
    Rated 4 out of 5

    :

    Romancing the Kicker by Catherine Lane is a contemporary romance set in the sporting world of the National Football League. The two main characters are both hired to work for the Las Vegas High Rollers. Carly Bartlett joins the team as the only woman athletic trainer, and Parker Sherbourne is signed on as the first female kicker in the NFL. Because both women are now working in a male dominated environment, they both face resistance in the form of misogyny, discrimination, and outright hatred from some. This, plus an almost instant attraction brings the two women together. Both women are also fighting demons from their pasts, all of which creates first a friendship and later romance as the two try to find their way in this new and difficult journey.

    I will admit that I had problems with this book at the beginning and really through most of the first half of the story. I believe it was mostly because I couldn’t connect with the characters to start with. They did and said things in reaction to some of the discrimination I mentioned above that I could not understand. It wasn’t until I read further into the story that I began to see what the author was doing in the story. This is a lovely romance, but there are also serious discussions about women in the workplace and the things they sometimes have to contend with. Once I realized that was part of the plot, I began to see why the characters were saying and doing what they did. I also started to really like the story.

    This is a sweet romance. It is well written, and the characters are well-defined. There is obvious chemistry between the two, and the story is very interesting. I can recommend it to anyone who likes a good romance mixed with sports.

    I received an ARC from Ylva Publishing for an honest review.

  3. Terry DECKER
    Rated 5 out of 5

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    I really enjoyed this book. I thought that Carly and Parker had sparks flying from the first time they met. I really liked the story line and thought it was cool when Parker found she didn’t want to treat Carly they way she normally treats the women she “dates”. I also like how Carly challenges herself to succeed. I think this also helps folks see adversity and challenge it. I also liked the program Parker sets up for young girls in sports. Romancing the Kicker is a great fast paced romance and i highly recommend it. I received a ARC of this book from Ylva.

  4. Sandra
    Rated 4 out of 5

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    Parker Sherbourne will be the first woman who will play, as a kicker, in the National Football League. If the coach ever will let her play. At the same time, Carly Bartlett starts her new job as an athletic trainer for the same team. They are the only women on the team and they have to fight against some prejudices and homophobia. Their upbringing was in two separate worlds in the same country. Parker, the daughter of a hotel magnate, and Carly, who lives with her half-brother and her grandmother in a small room and both women have to work make ends meet.

    I liked the main characters very much, both have trouble with some issues in their private lives but once they become friends, they help each other to solve the problems and overcome their insecurities. There are some serious issues raised like homophobia and harassment in a male-dominated sport, or not to know who your father is. And the author handles all these issues very well.

    The romance is sweet, the chemistry strong and the dialogues were good. And Teddy and grandma Minnie Lee were great and funny secondary characters, I liked them a lot.

    It’s a sports romance, but most of the story plays off the field. You don’t have to know very much about football to follow the lead.

    My rating 4 stars

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